Building a Wellbeing Economy - with Katherine Trebeck

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Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, South Bank Campus

Lecture Theatre, Room 2.04, Building 2.05

226 Grey Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Please join us for a fascinating FREE SEMINAR and evening of discussions about how to build an economic system focussed on ‘wellbeing’ instead of economic growth.

Around the world, thought leaders and progressive countries are developing economic systems moving beyond GDP. The recent New Zealand Wellbeing Budget, the OECD Better Life Index, the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, are all working towards aspirational goals like “good health and wellbeing”.

Some countries are going further, developing wider models of societal progress where equitable, sustainable well-being is government’s ultimate goal. They are seeking to build this goal into their economies, budgets, political systems and long-term planning, even in some cases their constitution. Many of these models are firmly anchored in a process of citizen engagement and democratic renewal. Countries like New Zealand, Wales, Italy, Scotland, Slovenia and some in Latin America are leading this movement. Most are members of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, where governments and community groups are combining to construct “an economy that delivers human and ecological wellbeing”.

Katherine Trebeck’s new book (with co-author Jeremy Williams) The Economics of Arrival posits the theory that, globally, we have arrived at our destination and are now over-using resources which cannot be sustained at current rates. Trebeck & Williams mount a convincing argument that we need to change the very essence of how society perceives success – and time is running out to do so.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Katherine Trebeck, Wellbeing Economy thought leader and co-founder of the international Wellbeing Economy Alliance

In discussion with
** Ivan Frkovic, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner
** Dr Michelle Maloney, New Economy Network Australia
** Dr Geoff Woolcock, Australian National Development Index
** Professor Marcus Foth, Urban Infomatics, QUT

ABOUT THE VENUE

** QCA Lecture Theatre, Griffith University, Southbank Campus, Brisbane
** Building S05 on this map: https://www162.griffith.edu.au/public/campus-maps/building-locations-map-sbc.pdf

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For more information, please email: events@neweconomy.org.au
To find out about the National Book Tour, please visit NENA's website: www.neweconomy.org.au

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Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, South Bank Campus

Lecture Theatre, Room 2.04, Building 2.05

226 Grey Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Australia

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